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Friday January 28, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knit, Crochet, Et Cetera! (VIRTUAL)

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
The registration period has ended.

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

The registration period has ended.

Saturday January 29, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 

Due to inclement weather, all branches of the Mercer County Library System are closed today.  All events are canceled and all items due today are now due Monday, January 31.  Please check our website or social media for further updates.

Due to inclement weather, all branches of the Mercer County Library System are closed today.  All events are canceled and all items due today are now due Monday, January 31.  Please check our website or social media for further updates.

Sunday January 30, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Monday January 31, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Outdoor Take-Out Craft Table

Register to receive a take-out craft kit and pick it up on January 31st between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. If you'd prefer to arrange a curbside pickup, please use the contact info to schedule an appointment. This month's craft is a star tissue paper banner.  For ages 16 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups while picking up your craft.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks.

Registration is required prior to the event.

 
CONTACT: Christine Crawford  609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Register to receive a take-out craft kit and pick it up on January 31st between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. If you'd prefer to arrange a curbside pickup, please use the contact info to schedule an appointment. This month's craft is a star tissue paper banner.  For ages 16 and up. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups while picking up your craft.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks.

Registration is required prior to the event.

 
CONTACT:
  Christine Crawford
  609.883.5914
   ccrawfor@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday February 1, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Group (VIRTUAL)

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Talk w/ Elsie Tshimunyi (Anne) McKee: Cradling Abundance (VIRTUAL)

Author Talk: Elsie Tshimunyi (Anne) McKee discusses Cradling Abundance: One African Christian’s Story of Empowering Women and Fighting Systemic Poverty, by Monique Misenga Mukuna with Elsie Tshimunyi McKee

Have you ever met an ordinary heroine? Elsie McKee discusses the book she wrote with Monique Misenga Mukuna of the Democratic Republic of Congo – an “ordinary heroine” who has changed the world for the better. “Maman Monique” has devoted her life to working with and for women and girls (and orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS) to help them find hope and transform their lives. She has faced armed soldiers, played a role in international peace-making delegations, and dared to challenge injustice.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Author Talk: Elsie Tshimunyi (Anne) McKee discusses Cradling Abundance: One African Christian’s Story of Empowering Women and Fighting Systemic Poverty, by Monique Misenga Mukuna with Elsie Tshimunyi McKee

Have you ever met an ordinary heroine? Elsie McKee discusses the book she wrote with Monique Misenga Mukuna of the Democratic Republic of Congo – an “ordinary heroine” who has changed the world for the better. “Maman Monique” has devoted her life to working with and for women and girls (and orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS) to help them find hope and transform their lives. She has faced armed soldiers, played a role in international peace-making delegations, and dared to challenge injustice.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Trivia

Join us on MCLS’ Facebook page for an hour of family-friendly trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids, 10 and over, are welcome to participate, too! Play alone or form a team (of up to five members). Visit MCLS's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mclsnj) at 7pm to participate.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on MCLS’ Facebook page for an hour of family-friendly trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids, 10 and over, are welcome to participate, too! Play alone or form a team (of up to five members). Visit MCLS's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mclsnj) at 7pm to participate.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday February 2, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
What to Know about Cryptocurrency (VIRTUAL)

Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General, provides a general introduction about cryptocurrency. Her talk focuses on how cryptocurrency works, as well as scams surrounding bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Arlene Ferris-Waks, Director of Investor Education, NJ Bureau of Securities, Office of NJ Attorney General, provides a general introduction about cryptocurrency. Her talk focuses on how cryptocurrency works, as well as scams surrounding bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday February 3, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Revolutionary World of a Free Black Man: Jacob Francis, 1754-1836 (VIRTUAL)

Born in Amwell Township to a free Black mother, Jacob Francis lived his 82-year life in a world of revolutionary change. He became caught up in the rising tide of revolution in the 1760s and 70s and served in the Continental Army, including at the Battle of Trenton, and then the New Jersey militia. Establishing himself as a farmer, he married an enslaved woman named Mary, freed her and they raised their eight children in the vicinity of Flemington during a period of rising interest in abolition. The story of Jacob Francis and his family provides us with an inside view of life in New Jersey in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and the revolutionary changes affecting the lives of both free and enslaved Black people. Co-sponsored with The Hopewell Museum and the Hopewell Valley Historical Society. 

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Born in Amwell Township to a free Black mother, Jacob Francis lived his 82-year life in a world of revolutionary change. He became caught up in the rising tide of revolution in the 1760s and 70s and served in the Continental Army, including at the Battle of Trenton, and then the New Jersey militia. Establishing himself as a farmer, he married an enslaved woman named Mary, freed her and they raised their eight children in the vicinity of Flemington during a period of rising interest in abolition. The story of Jacob Francis and his family provides us with an inside view of life in New Jersey in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and the revolutionary changes affecting the lives of both free and enslaved Black people. Co-sponsored with The Hopewell Museum and the Hopewell Valley Historical Society. 

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday February 4, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knit, Crochet, Et Cetera! (VIRTUAL)

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday February 5, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Sunday February 6, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Monday February 7, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation (VIRTUAL)

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Harlem Renaissance: Courage, Grace, and Vision (VIRTUAL)

The Harlem Renaissance was the beginning of an explosion in creativity that transformed African American identity and history, but it also transformed American culture in general. Never before had so many people of all backgrounds read the thoughts of African Americans and embraced the black community’s productions, expressions, and style in art, literature, music, dance, and theater. This talk will introduce you to many of the inspired artists who produced astonishing and ground-breaking works.

This evening's presenter, Janet Mandel, taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, educating students in English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

The Harlem Renaissance was the beginning of an explosion in creativity that transformed African American identity and history, but it also transformed American culture in general. Never before had so many people of all backgrounds read the thoughts of African Americans and embraced the black community’s productions, expressions, and style in art, literature, music, dance, and theater. This talk will introduce you to many of the inspired artists who produced astonishing and ground-breaking works.

This evening's presenter, Janet Mandel, taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, educating students in English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday February 8, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Group (VIRTUAL)

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MCL Facebook Book Club: Educated by Tara Westover

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss Educated by Tara Westover.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss Educated by Tara Westover.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday February 9, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Valentine's Greetings (VIRTUAL)

Why do lovers send greeting cards, candy, and roses on February 14? In his newest holiday program, author, photographer, and musician Kevin Woyce explores the romantic history of Valentine's Day, from Saint Valentine, Cupid, and the first Valentine cards to some of the season's most popular songs. The slideshow is illustrated with original photographs and lots of vintage Valentine's Day cards and art.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Why do lovers send greeting cards, candy, and roses on February 14? In his newest holiday program, author, photographer, and musician Kevin Woyce explores the romantic history of Valentine's Day, from Saint Valentine, Cupid, and the first Valentine cards to some of the season's most popular songs. The slideshow is illustrated with original photographs and lots of vintage Valentine's Day cards and art.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday February 10, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Circle: The Great Short Poems, Part Two (VIRTUAL)

What are the best short poems to memorize and recite, whether it’s for impressing your guests at a dinner party, or fostering a deeper bond with poetry in the New Year? Join our poetry circle’s short poem reading and discussion part two, and choose your favorite poems to recite from a list of great short poems by poets, including Robert Frost, Wisława Szymborska, Stephen Crane, Henry David Thoreau, Sylvia Plath, Rumi, Rainer Maria Rilke, Philip Larkin, Plato, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Ezra Pound.  Sharon, a librarian for the Lawrence Branch, will lead the discussion.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

What are the best short poems to memorize and recite, whether it’s for impressing your guests at a dinner party, or fostering a deeper bond with poetry in the New Year? Join our poetry circle’s short poem reading and discussion part two, and choose your favorite poems to recite from a list of great short poems by poets, including Robert Frost, Wisława Szymborska, Stephen Crane, Henry David Thoreau, Sylvia Plath, Rumi, Rainer Maria Rilke, Philip Larkin, Plato, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Ezra Pound.  Sharon, a librarian for the Lawrence Branch, will lead the discussion.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday February 11, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knit, Crochet, Et Cetera! (VIRTUAL)

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday February 12, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Sunday February 13, 2022

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Due to the increase in COVID cases, all branches of the Mercer County Library System will transition to a curbside service model starting Tuesday, December 28 through February 13, 2022.  Patrons of the library system may go online (www.mcl.org) or call their local branch to reserve materials and schedule a pick-up time.  Pick-up times will be available from Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  The Hollowbrook Branch will be available for pick-ups Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  .

All live events are canceled, but virtual events will take place as scheduled.  Book and AV drops will be open 24/7 for the convenience of our patrons who wish to return materials.  The remote print service will also be available, patrons may email documents or questions to print@mcl.org – use a subject line the includes your name and pick-up branch and we will contact you regarding pick-up.  Reference staff are available via phone and chat to answer questions during curbside hours.  WiFi in the parking lot will be available during this time.  Patrons may also access our 24/7 online collection of books, music, magazines and more by visiting our Virtual Branch on our website, www.mcl.org.

Monday February 14, 2022
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Indoor Game Day

Board games, word games, puzzles, and more. They’re still as entertaining as they were when we were kids! Join us to play a variety of games and meet others who also want to have fun.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Board games, word games, puzzles, and more. They’re still as entertaining as they were when we were kids! Join us to play a variety of games and meet others who also want to have fun.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation (VIRTUAL)

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday February 15, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Group (VIRTUAL)

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian, Elka Frankel, for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas with others in the group. We will discuss a topic together with relevant vocabulary, grammar and idioms.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cholesterol: What You Need to Know for a Healthy Heart (VIRTUAL)

Heart Disease is the number one killer of Americans; in 2017, heart disease killed nearly 366,000. High cholesterol is a serious condition that increases the risk of heart disease. We will discuss what you need to know about cholesterol and how it impacts our risk for heart disease during this session. Presented by Alex DelCollo, Senior Program Coordinator, Department of Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Salem County and Department Head of Salem County Cooperative Extension Office.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Heart Disease is the number one killer of Americans; in 2017, heart disease killed nearly 366,000. High cholesterol is a serious condition that increases the risk of heart disease. We will discuss what you need to know about cholesterol and how it impacts our risk for heart disease during this session. Presented by Alex DelCollo, Senior Program Coordinator, Department of Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Salem County and Department Head of Salem County Cooperative Extension Office.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Indoor Crochet & Knit Corner

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome! 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome! 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 7 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Indoor Plant Forward Cooking: Nourish Yourself with the Goodness of Plants

In recognition of American Heart Month, learn to allow plants to take center stage in your approach to food. In this class you will learn to incorporate more vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains, and other plants into your meals through satisfying recipes, methods of preparation, and practical lifestyle strategies. Presented by Vanessa Young from the Thirsty Radish. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 15 spaces available.

In recognition of American Heart Month, learn to allow plants to take center stage in your approach to food. In this class you will learn to incorporate more vegetables, beans, fruits, whole grains, and other plants into your meals through satisfying recipes, methods of preparation, and practical lifestyle strategies. Presented by Vanessa Young from the Thirsty Radish. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Trivia

Join us on MCLS’ Facebook page for an hour of family-friendly trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids, 10 and over, are welcome to participate, too! Play alone or form a team (of up to five members). Visit MCLS's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mclsnj) at 7pm to participate.

CONTACT: Mercer County Library System  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on MCLS’ Facebook page for an hour of family-friendly trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids, 10 and over, are welcome to participate, too! Play alone or form a team (of up to five members). Visit MCLS's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mclsnj) at 7pm to participate.

CONTACT:
  Mercer County Library System
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday February 16, 2022
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Indoor Library Drawing Party

Adults are welcome for a safe, physically distant Library Drawing Party at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch. Try out your artistic talents and learn to draw new images each week. Upon arrival attendees will be assigned a space to sit for the duration of the program. Sanitized clipboards, paper and colored pencils will be provided for the duration of the program. Please do not share materials between groups. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials, including clipboards.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programming Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Adults are welcome for a safe, physically distant Library Drawing Party at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch. Try out your artistic talents and learn to draw new images each week. Upon arrival attendees will be assigned a space to sit for the duration of the program. Sanitized clipboards, paper and colored pencils will be provided for the duration of the program. Please do not share materials between groups. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials, including clipboards.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programming Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Indoor Crafty Adults: Mardi Gras Bead Art

Learn how to make a mosaic using a few simple supplies and Mardi Gras beads. We'll be in a small group setting & physically distanced. Open to any skill level. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT: Hightstown Programming Staff  609-448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There is 1 space available.

Learn how to make a mosaic using a few simple supplies and Mardi Gras beads. We'll be in a small group setting & physically distanced. Open to any skill level. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There is 1 space available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Indoor Gardening Book Group: Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's book, Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hopewell Programming Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's book, Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programming Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Indoor Current Events Chat

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 7 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Movie & TV Discussion Club

Talk popular movies & television with Reference Librarian Jamie Anderson in an open and informal discussion.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programming Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Talk popular movies & television with Reference Librarian Jamie Anderson in an open and informal discussion.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programming Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday February 17, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
The Science and Sorcery of Food and Wine Pairing (VIRTUAL)

Have you ever wondered why you should drink red wine with steak? Or white wine with seafood? When it comes to food and wine pairing there is science and sorcery. Join us on February 17th for a lesson on wine and food - how to pair salt, acid, spice and umami flavors. You’ll learn how to follow the pairing “rules” and when to break them. By the end of class you’ll be ready to rush into the kitchen, reach for your corkscrew and whip up a dish that is sure to entice your palate.

Christine Zubris is a Certified Specialist of Wine. She is the Owner of Versi Vino - a Wine Bar + Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ. Christine has been studying wine for over a decade and took a leap of faith, left her corporate career (she has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry) to set out on her mission to innovate the way people experience wine.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Have you ever wondered why you should drink red wine with steak? Or white wine with seafood? When it comes to food and wine pairing there is science and sorcery. Join us on February 17th for a lesson on wine and food - how to pair salt, acid, spice and umami flavors. You’ll learn how to follow the pairing “rules” and when to break them. By the end of class you’ll be ready to rush into the kitchen, reach for your corkscrew and whip up a dish that is sure to entice your palate.

Christine Zubris is a Certified Specialist of Wine. She is the Owner of Versi Vino - a Wine Bar + Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ. Christine has been studying wine for over a decade and took a leap of faith, left her corporate career (she has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry) to set out on her mission to innovate the way people experience wine.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Indoor Guided Meditation

Relax, refocus & rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation physically distanced & in a small group setting. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT: Hightstown Programming Staff  609-448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

Relax, refocus & rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation physically distanced & in a small group setting. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Shoulder Problems and Solutions (LIVESTREAM @ BRANCH)

Reserve a seat at the Lawrence Branch for a livestream of the presentation, Shoulder Problems and Solutions. 

Do you have problems in and around your shoulder joint? This program addresses techniques to maximize function and minimize pain. Presented by William Rossy, MD, board certified orthopedic surgeon with Penn Medicine Princeton Health. This program is part of Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness Program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programming Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Reserve a seat at the Lawrence Branch for a livestream of the presentation, Shoulder Problems and Solutions. 

Do you have problems in and around your shoulder joint? This program addresses techniques to maximize function and minimize pain. Presented by William Rossy, MD, board certified orthopedic surgeon with Penn Medicine Princeton Health. This program is part of Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness Program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programming Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch


 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Shoulder Problems and Solutions (VIRTUAL)

Do you have problems in and around your shoulder joint? This program addresses techniques to maximize function and minimize pain. Presented by William Rossy, MD, board certified orthopedic surgeon with Penn Medicine Princeton Health. This program is part of Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness Program.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Do you have problems in and around your shoulder joint? This program addresses techniques to maximize function and minimize pain. Presented by William Rossy, MD, board certified orthopedic surgeon with Penn Medicine Princeton Health. This program is part of Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness Program.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Indoor Spice Club: Fenugreek

Stop by the library from February 1, through February 14, to pick up a packet of spice, recipes, and information about the history of that spice to try in the convenience of your own kitchen.  On February 17, we’ll meet to discuss our thoughts and experiences with that week’s spice offering.  Each Spice Club event focuses on a different spice.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Stop by the library from February 1, through February 14, to pick up a packet of spice, recipes, and information about the history of that spice to try in the convenience of your own kitchen.  On February 17, we’ll meet to discuss our thoughts and experiences with that week’s spice offering.  Each Spice Club event focuses on a different spice.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Staff
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Indoor ESL Conversation

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. Chip McAuley, TESOL-certified Hickory Corner Branch librarian, will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence).

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. Chip McAuley, TESOL-certified Hickory Corner Branch librarian, will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence).

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 7 spaces available.

Friday February 18, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Morning Bookies: Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (VIRTUAL)

All are welcome to discuss Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.

About this month's title: "In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction--to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.” -- Provided by publisher.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to discuss Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles.

About this month's title: "In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction--to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.” -- Provided by publisher.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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2:00 PM
Indoor Black History Month Movie Matinee

Hidden Figures (2016, PG, 127 min.), with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Hidden Figures (2016, PG, 127 min.), with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Indoor Movie: The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

The 15:17 to Paris (2018). Rated PG-13; 94 minutes

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

The 15:17 to Paris (2018). Rated PG-13; 94 minutes

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Indoor Drum Circle

Join our in-person drum circle led by popular long time facilitator Ange Drummers of all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own drums or use sanitized ones provided by the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programming Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Join our in-person drum circle led by popular long time facilitator Ange Drummers of all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own drums or use sanitized ones provided by the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programming Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

Sunday February 20, 2022
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2:00 PM
Indoor Sunday Movie Series

No Time to Die (2021, PG-13), with Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas and Rami Malek. James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Runtime: 163 min. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

No Time to Die (2021, PG-13), with Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas and Rami Malek. James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Runtime: 163 min. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Indoor Movie: The Finest Hours (2016)

The Finest Hours (2016). No Rating; 117 minutes

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

The Finest Hours (2016). No Rating; 117 minutes

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 14 spaces available.

Monday February 21, 2022
Tuesday February 22, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Indoor Knitting Club

Enjoy the company of fellow crafters as you work on your craft.  Bring a knitting, crochet or cross stitch project you are workingon.  Suggested for ages 16 and up.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Enjoy the company of fellow crafters as you work on your craft.  Bring a knitting, crochet or cross stitch project you are workingon.  Suggested for ages 16 and up.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Indoor Crochet & Knit Corner

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome! 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

Join the conversation while starting a new project or continuing your work in progress. Discuss past projects, and share tips and ideas. All hook and needle crafters are welcome! 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 7 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Indoor Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group.

Join us to discuss The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Join us to discuss The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In Graves of Their Own (VIRTUAL)

Algernon Ward, a notable figure in Trenton’s history community and President of the 6th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops Reenactors, will highlight the history of Locust Hill, the largest remaining African American cemetery in the Capital city of Trenton. With the earliest remains dating from 1799, more than two hundred African American Trentonians were buried since its first burials began after 1861, including at least 10 Civil War Veterans. As the Locust Hill Project Director, Algernon will outline current efforts to restore Locust Hill Cemetery, commemorate the people buried there, and develop Trenton's first Black Museum. Co-sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association, Friends of the Hopewell Library, Friends of the Lawrence Library, Friends of the West Windsor Library, and Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Algernon Ward, a notable figure in Trenton’s history community and President of the 6th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops Reenactors, will highlight the history of Locust Hill, the largest remaining African American cemetery in the Capital city of Trenton. With the earliest remains dating from 1799, more than two hundred African American Trentonians were buried since its first burials began after 1861, including at least 10 Civil War Veterans. As the Locust Hill Project Director, Algernon will outline current efforts to restore Locust Hill Cemetery, commemorate the people buried there, and develop Trenton's first Black Museum. Co-sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association, Friends of the Hopewell Library, Friends of the Lawrence Library, Friends of the West Windsor Library, and Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Indoor Novel Narrators

Do you enjoy reading aloud or being read a story? Join Novel Narrators, where participants will take turns reading aloud. Hickory Corner librarian and read-aloud enthusiast Chip McAuley will facilitate the readings. The first book we will read together is the classic adventure The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

Do you enjoy reading aloud or being read a story? Join Novel Narrators, where participants will take turns reading aloud. Hickory Corner librarian and read-aloud enthusiast Chip McAuley will facilitate the readings. The first book we will read together is the classic adventure The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 7 spaces available.

Wednesday February 23, 2022
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Indoor Library Drawing Party

Adults are welcome for a safe, physically distant Library Drawing Party at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch. Try out your artistic talents and learn to draw new images each week. Upon arrival attendees will be assigned a space to sit for the duration of the program. Sanitized clipboards, paper and colored pencils will be provided for the duration of the program. Please do not share materials between groups. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials, including clipboards.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programming Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Adults are welcome for a safe, physically distant Library Drawing Party at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch. Try out your artistic talents and learn to draw new images each week. Upon arrival attendees will be assigned a space to sit for the duration of the program. Sanitized clipboards, paper and colored pencils will be provided for the duration of the program. Please do not share materials between groups. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials, including clipboards.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programming Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Indoor Current Events Chat

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary; the librarian will reveal the topic at the top of the discussion. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 7 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Indoor Author Talk: Elaine Buck & Beverly Mills -- If These Stones Could Talk (LIVESTREAM)

Register to reserve a seat at the Hopewell Branch to watch the livestream of the discussion with authors and community members, Elaine Buck & Beverly Mills.  Their book, If These Stones Could Talk, contains stories, including dozens of oral histories, that reflect the deeply important but often overlooked history of the collected lives of a minority Black community in the Hopewell Valley, a predominately White regsion. Heritage Month Book Club is sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation and Hopewell Valley Regional School District.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hopewell Programming Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Register to reserve a seat at the Hopewell Branch to watch the livestream of the discussion with authors and community members, Elaine Buck & Beverly Mills.  Their book, If These Stones Could Talk, contains stories, including dozens of oral histories, that reflect the deeply important but often overlooked history of the collected lives of a minority Black community in the Hopewell Valley, a predominately White regsion. Heritage Month Book Club is sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation and Hopewell Valley Regional School District.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programming Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday February 24, 2022
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Foreign Authors, Foreign Lands Book Club (VIRTUAL)

All are welcome to discuss The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Gosher. From the award-winning author of Waking Lions comes a novel about how one lie can change everything, when a teenaged girl's scream--and the false assumption that comes from it--radiates through a street, a neighborhood, and a city, and turns lives upside down.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to discuss The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Gosher. From the award-winning author of Waking Lions comes a novel about how one lie can change everything, when a teenaged girl's scream--and the false assumption that comes from it--radiates through a street, a neighborhood, and a city, and turns lives upside down.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Indoor Guided Meditation

Relax, refocus & rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation physically distanced & in a small group setting. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT: Hightstown Programming Staff  609-448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

Relax, refocus & rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation physically distanced & in a small group setting. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please contact us so someone else can have your spot. 

CONTACT:
  Hightstown Programming Staff
  609.448.1474
   hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM
Black History Month Film Screening: Harriet (2019)

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the movie tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. PG-13. 125 min.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programming Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the movie tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. PG-13. 125 min.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programming Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Indoor Craft: Yarn Birds

Stop by the library to make a cute bird figurine using different colors of yarn.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Stop by the library to make a cute bird figurine using different colors of yarn.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library. 

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Staff
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Indoor ESL Conversation

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. Chip McAuley, TESOL-certified Hickory Corner Branch librarian, will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence).

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. Chip McAuley, TESOL-certified Hickory Corner Branch librarian, will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence).

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 7 spaces available.

Friday February 25, 2022
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2:00 PM
Indoor Program: Learn About the Freedom on the Move Project

Citizen-historians, family researchers, and others are invited to join a librarian at the Ewing Branch library to learn about the Freedom on the Move crowd-sourced database. A project of Cornell University and others, it digitizes newspaper ads about runaway slaves to provide access to the stories of self-liberating people, and may also lead to discoveries for those seeking hard-to-find information about their enslaved ancestors. You may bring your own laptop to contribute to the database, or just come to learn about this unique resource. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Citizen-historians, family researchers, and others are invited to join a librarian at the Ewing Branch library to learn about the Freedom on the Move crowd-sourced database. A project of Cornell University and others, it digitizes newspaper ads about runaway slaves to provide access to the stories of self-liberating people, and may also lead to discoveries for those seeking hard-to-find information about their enslaved ancestors. You may bring your own laptop to contribute to the database, or just come to learn about this unique resource. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Indoor Movie: Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Victoria & Abdul (2017). Rated PG-13; 112 minutes

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Victoria & Abdul (2017). Rated PG-13; 112 minutes

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Nonfiction Book Club (VIRTUAL)

All are welcome to discuss Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe. Presents a portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, who built their fortune on the sale of Valium and later sponsored the creation and marketing of one of the most commonly prescribed and addictive painkillers of the opioid crisis.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All are welcome to discuss Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe. Presents a portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, who built their fortune on the sale of Valium and later sponsored the creation and marketing of one of the most commonly prescribed and addictive painkillers of the opioid crisis.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday February 26, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor DIY: Fragrant Bath Salts

Create fragrant bath salts that will help soothe sore muscles and soften your skin -- a gift for yourself or someone else!  All supplies will be provided.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hopewell Programming Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 3 spaces available.

Create fragrant bath salts that will help soothe sore muscles and soften your skin -- a gift for yourself or someone else!  All supplies will be provided.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program. 
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programming Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

There are 3 spaces available.

Sunday February 27, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Introduction to Guided Autobiography (VIRTUAL)

Julie Feibush, Certified Instructor, Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies, will present a 1-hour overview of the Guided Autobiography method. Attendees will learn what to expect from a full GAB workshop, which guides participants as they use prompts and exercises to write their life stories - two pages at a time. No writing experience necessary. 

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

There is a limited number of spaces for registration. If you need to cancel, please email hopeprogs@mcl.org.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
There are 4 spaces available.

Julie Feibush, Certified Instructor, Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies, will present a 1-hour overview of the Guided Autobiography method. Attendees will learn what to expect from a full GAB workshop, which guides participants as they use prompts and exercises to write their life stories - two pages at a time. No writing experience necessary. 

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

There is a limited number of spaces for registration. If you need to cancel, please email hopeprogs@mcl.org.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Indoor Movie: Genius (2016)

Genius (2016). Rated PG-13; 104 minutes

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 13 spaces available.

Genius (2016). Rated PG-13; 104 minutes

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 13 spaces available.

Monday February 28, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Indoor Book Club: Everything Inside:  Stories by Edwidge Dandicat

Called a master of the short story form, Dandicat includes eight powerful, absorbing, intimate stories set in Miami and the Caribbean. Romance, tragedy, death and family relationships are all explored in these stories and presented with keen insight and wisdom.  Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a Reese's Book Club Pick.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programming Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Called a master of the short story form, Dandicat includes eight powerful, absorbing, intimate stories set in Miami and the Caribbean. Romance, tragedy, death and family relationships are all explored in these stories and presented with keen insight and wisdom.  Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a Reese's Book Club Pick.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programming Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
Indoor Nonfiction Book Club

Join us as we discuss The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3148  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Join us as we discuss The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. 

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3148
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Indoor Game Day

Board games, word games, puzzles, and more. They’re still as entertaining as they were when we were kids! Join us to play a variety of games and meet others who also want to have fun.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Board games, word games, puzzles, and more. They’re still as entertaining as they were when we were kids! Join us to play a variety of games and meet others who also want to have fun.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  •  Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  •  All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday Meditation (VIRTUAL)

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 12-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday March 3, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Genealogy: It’s not a Tree or a Chart — It’s a Story (VIRTUAL)

Author Maureen Wlodarczyk will share the story of her 30-year search for her beloved grandmother’s Irish roots and the discovery of nearly 200 years of family history in Ireland and America. Wlodarczyk will teach attendees how to organize their own family histories and to tell the story of the real daily lives and experiences of their ancestors — their places, their jobs, their lives, their economic conditions, social environment and more.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Author Maureen Wlodarczyk will share the story of her 30-year search for her beloved grandmother’s Irish roots and the discovery of nearly 200 years of family history in Ireland and America. Wlodarczyk will teach attendees how to organize their own family histories and to tell the story of the real daily lives and experiences of their ancestors — their places, their jobs, their lives, their economic conditions, social environment and more.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday March 8, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Women in Princeton's History (VIRTUAL)

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Historical Society of Princeton will share the contributions of some of the diverse and influential women in Princeton’s history, including immigrants, enslaved women, working women, and community leaders. These women played key roles in the town’s development through their service to others. Presented by Eve Mandel, Director of Programs and Visitor Services for Society of Princeton (HSP). 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Historical Society of Princeton will share the contributions of some of the diverse and influential women in Princeton’s history, including immigrants, enslaved women, working women, and community leaders. These women played key roles in the town’s development through their service to others. Presented by Eve Mandel, Director of Programs and Visitor Services for Society of Princeton (HSP). 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MCL Facebook Book Club: The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday March 9, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Women Lighthouse Keepers (VIRTUAL)

One of the first government career fields open to females, lighthouse keepers taught their wives and daughters how to tend the light, leading them to become the official or assistant keepers. This program will explore the US Lighthouse Service and look at five remarkable women keepers. Presented by Mary Rasa, a historian, who worked as a museum curator and park ranger for the National Park Service for 16 years. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

One of the first government career fields open to females, lighthouse keepers taught their wives and daughters how to tend the light, leading them to become the official or assistant keepers. This program will explore the US Lighthouse Service and look at five remarkable women keepers. Presented by Mary Rasa, a historian, who worked as a museum curator and park ranger for the National Park Service for 16 years. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday March 10, 2022
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1:30 PM
An Indoor Afternoon at the Movies - First Man

First Man (2018) Starring Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, and Corey Stoll. PG-13; 2 hours, 21 minutes. Neil Armstrong works his way through the rigorous NASA space program of the 1960s to become the first man to walk on the moon.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 11 spaces available.

First Man (2018) Starring Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, and Corey Stoll. PG-13; 2 hours, 21 minutes. Neil Armstrong works his way through the rigorous NASA space program of the 1960s to become the first man to walk on the moon.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 11 spaces available.

Monday March 14, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Yellowstone National Park: Celebrating 150 Years (VIRTUAL)

A ranger from Yellowstone National Park shares the long, substantial history of Yellowstone National Park, as well as its geological and ecological treasures. Today's program will also include information about the National Park Service mission of preservation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

A ranger from Yellowstone National Park shares the long, substantial history of Yellowstone National Park, as well as its geological and ecological treasures. Today's program will also include information about the National Park Service mission of preservation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Indoor Memory Screening

Penn Medicine/Princeton Health is offering memory screenings at the Hopewell Branch. Take this opportunity to get a memory screening, consisting of a series of questions and/or tasks designed to test memory, language skills, thinking ability, and other intellectual functions. The 15-minute screenings and review of the results are both confidential. Note: A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a qualified physician or other healthcare professional.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please call to make a 20-minute appointment.

CONTACT: Hopewell Programming Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Penn Medicine/Princeton Health is offering memory screenings at the Hopewell Branch. Take this opportunity to get a memory screening, consisting of a series of questions and/or tasks designed to test memory, language skills, thinking ability, and other intellectual functions. The 15-minute screenings and review of the results are both confidential. Note: A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a qualified physician or other healthcare professional.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) are required to wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please call to make a 20-minute appointment.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programming Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Tuesday March 15, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Talk w/ Dr. Matthew Raidbard: Lead Like a Pro (VIRTUAL)

Former college basketball coach Dr. Matthew Raidbard discusses his new book Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles For Athletic Coaches. Drawing on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and original research conducted on what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful, Lead Like a Pro is designed to teach athletic coaches, at all levels of sports, about leadership practice, and help them to become more intentional and effective leaders for their athletes and teams.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Former college basketball coach Dr. Matthew Raidbard discusses his new book Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles For Athletic Coaches. Drawing on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and original research conducted on what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful, Lead Like a Pro is designed to teach athletic coaches, at all levels of sports, about leadership practice, and help them to become more intentional and effective leaders for their athletes and teams.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Wednesday March 23, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bridge Builder in Petticoats: Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge (VIRTUAL)

Storyteller Carol Simon Levin portrays Emily Warren Roebling and presents the history of her contributions to the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Emily Warren Roebling's story is loaded with interesting historical tales and tidbits regarding the construction of possibly the most amazing technological achievement of the 19th century. Come celebrate Women’s History Month and meet one of America’s trailblazing but largely forgotten civil engineers!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Storyteller Carol Simon Levin portrays Emily Warren Roebling and presents the history of her contributions to the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Emily Warren Roebling's story is loaded with interesting historical tales and tidbits regarding the construction of possibly the most amazing technological achievement of the 19th century. Come celebrate Women’s History Month and meet one of America’s trailblazing but largely forgotten civil engineers!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday March 24, 2022
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1:30 PM
An Indoor Afternoon at the Movies - Rebecca

Rebecca (1940) Starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. Rate PG; 2 hours, 10 minutes. Alfred Hitchcock's first American production was this Oscar-winning adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's best-seller about a naive girl who falls for a British nobleman who still pines for his late first wife.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 13 spaces available.

Rebecca (1940) Starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. Rate PG; 2 hours, 10 minutes. Alfred Hitchcock's first American production was this Oscar-winning adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's best-seller about a naive girl who falls for a British nobleman who still pines for his late first wife.

COVID Guidelines: We will be providing a safe environment by strictly adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Please remain physically distanced from other patrons/groups during the program.
  • All library guests (ages 2 and older) must wear masks while inside the library.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 13 spaces available.

Monday March 28, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Women's Suffrage in Red Scare America (VIRTUAL)

In this talk Dr. Erica Ryan examines the last years of the push for women’s suffrage in the context of the first Red Scare. Women's political equality looked sinister amidst fears of Bolshevism, free love, and political violence, and the consequences were long lasting. Dr. Ryan explores the ways in which talking about radicalism meant talking about women in Red Scare America.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

In this talk Dr. Erica Ryan examines the last years of the push for women’s suffrage in the context of the first Red Scare. Women's political equality looked sinister amidst fears of Bolshevism, free love, and political violence, and the consequences were long lasting. Dr. Ryan explores the ways in which talking about radicalism meant talking about women in Red Scare America.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday March 31, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Eating Well for Your Mind and Body (VIRTUAL)

Did you know that your food choices may affect your brain health? Join Mindy Komosinsky, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator from Capital Health, to learn how our food choices can support a healthy brain and body. We will discuss mindful eating strategies and eating plans that help reduce dementia and the decline in brain health that often occurs as people get older.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Did you know that your food choices may affect your brain health? Join Mindy Komosinsky, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator from Capital Health, to learn how our food choices can support a healthy brain and body. We will discuss mindful eating strategies and eating plans that help reduce dementia and the decline in brain health that often occurs as people get older.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Monday April 4, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Guide on How to Pay for College (VIRTUAL)

This workshop will introduce the various financial aid options and focus on some of the biggest college planning mistakes families should avoid. It will also reveal unique techniques to reduce the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) with the new FAFSA rules that can save thousands on college costs. Presented by Keira McDonald from My College Planning Team,

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

This workshop will introduce the various financial aid options and focus on some of the biggest college planning mistakes families should avoid. It will also reveal unique techniques to reduce the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) with the new FAFSA rules that can save thousands on college costs. Presented by Keira McDonald from My College Planning Team,

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday April 12, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MCL Facebook Book Club: Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss Deacon King Kong by James McBride.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on Facebook for our monthly virtual book group. This month we will discuss Deacon King Kong by James McBride.

Please Note: If you haven't already, please submit a request to join the group prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Utopia, New Jersey (VIRTUAL)

New Jersey has been a favorite location for utopian experiments for more than a century, and author Perdita Buchan describes eight of them in her book, Utopia, New Jersey: Travels in the Nearest Eden. In this talk, she’ll explore some of these communities and the colorful characters who built or lived in them. Find out which “utopia” still survives!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

New Jersey has been a favorite location for utopian experiments for more than a century, and author Perdita Buchan describes eight of them in her book, Utopia, New Jersey: Travels in the Nearest Eden. In this talk, she’ll explore some of these communities and the colorful characters who built or lived in them. Find out which “utopia” still survives!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Friday April 15, 2022
Sunday April 17, 2022
Tuesday April 19, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder (VIRTUAL)

Music is inherently attractive to people of all ages, including people who are autistic or identify as neurodivergent. Music is one pathway for people to engage in the world around them. Music therapists work with the people they serve to find the best way to leverage the elements of music (melody, harmony, beat, rhythm, and timbre) to create access points into music-making. Music therapists are guided by research in neuroscience, social-emotional development, disabilities studies, music therapy, and the interests of the people they serve.

Presented by Carol Ann Blank, Ph.D., MT-BC. Dr. Blank has over 25 years of clinical experience in providing music therapy across the lifespan to individuals and groups. She provides workshops and in-services locally, nationally, and internationally to support groups, professional organizations, and teachers.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Music is inherently attractive to people of all ages, including people who are autistic or identify as neurodivergent. Music is one pathway for people to engage in the world around them. Music therapists work with the people they serve to find the best way to leverage the elements of music (melody, harmony, beat, rhythm, and timbre) to create access points into music-making. Music therapists are guided by research in neuroscience, social-emotional development, disabilities studies, music therapy, and the interests of the people they serve.

Presented by Carol Ann Blank, Ph.D., MT-BC. Dr. Blank has over 25 years of clinical experience in providing music therapy across the lifespan to individuals and groups. She provides workshops and in-services locally, nationally, and internationally to support groups, professional organizations, and teachers.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Thursday April 21, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Roosevelt’s Tree Army: The History of the Civilian Conservation Corps (VIRTUAL)

The CCC was a New Deal program that existed from 1933 to 1942. The Civilian Conservation Corps left a lasting impact on the nation. Roosevelt’s Tree Army planted three-billion trees in addition to creating fire roads and fire towers. They constructed visitor services in National and State parks that are still in use today. Thousands of picnic shelters, camp sites, cabins, lodges, trails, and roads were built by these men.

Presented by Mary Rasa, a historian, who worked as a museum curator and park ranger for the National Park Service for 16 years.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

The CCC was a New Deal program that existed from 1933 to 1942. The Civilian Conservation Corps left a lasting impact on the nation. Roosevelt’s Tree Army planted three-billion trees in addition to creating fire roads and fire towers. They constructed visitor services in National and State parks that are still in use today. Thousands of picnic shelters, camp sites, cabins, lodges, trails, and roads were built by these men.

Presented by Mary Rasa, a historian, who worked as a museum curator and park ranger for the National Park Service for 16 years.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday April 26, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All About Joint Replacement (VIRTUAL)

Every year thousands of people suffering from painful joint conditions undergo replacement surgery and reclaim their lives. Join Elizabeth Shokoff, RN, MSN, ONC, Orthopedic Nurse Navigator at the Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC), for a discussion on how to know when it’s time for a joint replacement, what is involved and the services available at PMC, including the Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement. This program is part of Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness Program.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Every year thousands of people suffering from painful joint conditions undergo replacement surgery and reclaim their lives. Join Elizabeth Shokoff, RN, MSN, ONC, Orthopedic Nurse Navigator at the Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC), for a discussion on how to know when it’s time for a joint replacement, what is involved and the services available at PMC, including the Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement. This program is part of Penn Medicine Princeton Health's Community Wellness Program.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday May 28, 2022
Sunday May 29, 2022
Monday May 30, 2022
Monday June 20, 2022
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Juneteenth Observed